Zay Cullens, a standout running back-defensive back from North Pontoc (Miss.) County, visited the Arkansas State campus on an unofficial and liked what he saw.
“I liked everything about it,’’ he said. “I was better than I thought it would be.”
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Cullens, also a standout baseball prospect, has four offers: The Red Wolves, Memphis, South Alabama and Louisiana-Monroe.
“It was really a good visit,’’ he said. “I felt like I never left home. It was really a nice place.”
Cullens took an unofficial to Memphis last year and said he plans on returning to Jonesboro for the spring game on April 15.
“I hope I can make it,’’ he said.
But he a busy schedule. He is the starting center fielder at North Pontoc and has received a baseball offer from Northeast Mississippi and has been scouted by the Kansas City Royals.
“I need to work on my swing some,’’ said Cullens, who also starts on the basketball team. “I’m not that good at basketball. Just an athlete playing the game.”
He was one of the top running backs in Mississippi last season with more than 2,200 yards. He said the Red Wolves like him for the nickel position. He had 64 tackles, 5 interceptions, 4 passes broken up and 2 forced fumbles while earning All-State honors.
Coach Luke Paschall, who recruits Mississippi, is the lead recruiter on Cullens, who said he plans on waiting a little longer before making a decision.